University of Wisconsin senior Matt Marshall has been named the Big Ten Men's Swimmer of the Week the conference announced Wednesday. Marshall was a member of two relay teams that set pool records in the Badgers' 172-116 win over Iowa Saturday. He also won a pair of individual events. It is the fourth such honor for Marshall in his career.
Marshall (Chino, Calif./Pleasant Valley) joined Adam Mania, Kevin Zakrzewski and Dale Rogers in breaking the UW Natatorium record in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:20.87. The time broke the previous mark of 3:21.00 that was set by a Badger team that also included Marshall in 2001.
He also teamed with Mania, Rogers and Eric Wiesner in setting a new pool mark in the 200 freestyle relay. The quartet posted a time of 1:21.76, easily breaking the prior mark of 1:22.42 set by a Purdue team in 1998.
Marshall enjoyed success individually as well, capturing titles in the 50 freestyle (20.68) and the 100 butterfly (49.14).
The Badgers return to action Friday and Saturday when they travel to Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the Arizona Invitational.